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Old 29th June 2004, 13:16   #1
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How do you backup your important data?

I'm currently using a dedicated file server with 2 disks in RAID-1, and each month I write the important documents to a DVD+R so I can go back in time and restore different version of files.

also have a few batch script which copy /my documents folder from the RAID-1 array to a 3rd data hard drive (4x a day)

What's your approach on storing data you don't want to lose.
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Old 29th June 2004, 13:49   #2
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- all data stored on raid 1 on server (email / mydocs / outlook / addressbook / Favorites / ...)
- scheduled daily backup of data to spare pc in other room
- once a month : copy data to CD (storage at home)
- once every two-three months : install updates + cleanup + defrag + make image of server and burn it on CD

Possible disaster scenarios :
- OS crash : restore last image
- server crashes : spare pc will do the server's job ... downtime 10 min. Only loss of data for that day only
- power outtage : UPS makes server run for about 20 mins, making a backup before it shuts down
- software crashes raid 1 + currupts all data + currupts 2 disks (imagen !) => replace disks (i have 2 formatted/partioned spares), restore data. Only loss of data for that day only
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Old 29th June 2004, 13:51   #3
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-Old computer with copy of data (haven't used that for more than a year
-copy data on CD-rw's
 
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forget to add:

also have a few batch script which copy /my documents folder from the RAID-1 array to a 3rd data hard drive

xcopy from an entire folder to another drive, only copying those files which have changed/were added. Very quick and easy; runs 4x a day and has saved some work already, this way I have immediate access to 2 versions of every document
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Old 29th June 2004, 14:11   #5
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You're all if you ask me.

I just have Ghost images of my OS and installed programmes on another HD.
Should backup my data to DVD's too this summer.
 
Old 29th June 2004, 14:13   #6
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You're all if you ask me..
you will go if you lose 6 years worth of documents and data.
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Old 29th June 2004, 14:18   #7
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you will go if you lose 6 years worth of documents and data.
Perhaps, but I don't own that important documents and data. If it's for your work I can understand.
 
Old 29th June 2004, 14:31   #8
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Wouldn't it be a great idea to make a tutorial on this matter?

Because I've got a laptop and a normal computer here, the computer is used for gaming, but also for data storage/backup.
But I'd really like to know how I can make sure that for example all the data from the 'My Documents'-folder on my laptop is backed up to the Computer every day, including a backup of my emails and favorites from my browser (if at all possible).

Because yes, I go crazy everytime my laptop goes haywire and I lose some data that I 'forgot' to back up.
(I do back up every few weeks, but accidents usually strike the day before you planned to back it up if you know what I mean...)
 
Old 29th June 2004, 14:44   #9
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I use 2*80 GB in Raid 1 for 'My Documents' and use "Genie Backup Maker" to copy important data every night to this raid.

It's a great tool btw; some features:
  • Backup files, Folders, Emails, Settings, Programs, Program Settings
  • Backup to virtually any storage device, including:
  • CD/DVD, Local/LAN, FTP, Removable Tape, etc...
  • "Unlimited" backup data size!
  • AES Encryption (128, 192 and 256 bit)
  • Backup open files (with the help of OFM)
  • Scheduling unattended backup tasks
  • Self-executable backup sets
  • Cataloging

And it can automatically backup your e-mails, fonts... Nice tool!
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by BZRK
. If it's for your work I can understand.
it's not for work, it's for a hobby

@ Da_Hitch: http://www.google.be/search?q=back+u...-8&hl=nl&meta=

unless you want me to write something up
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